Librarians at University of Pennsylvania are using optical character recognition (OCR) to build a text corpus of Chinese-character documents from the early 20th century. YCW talks to Molly Des Jardin and Brian Vivier about their goals and challenges.
Danit Gal tells us about the implications of AI in China , a “do it first, and regulate later” mentality, and which Chinese companies are prone to win the AI race.
Damien Ma, co-founder of MacroPolo and Fellow and Associate Director of the Think Tank at the Paulson Institute, talks to YCW about launching a new digital platform in the crowded China-watching space, and how he uses scarcity as a device to analyze China’s trajectory.
China’s Social Credit System will collect big data on every single citizen by 2020. In the latest MERICS expert podcast, Shazeda Ahmed examines the motivations, challenges and perceptions of the system.
Matt Sheehan, Fellow at the Paulson Institute and creator of the Chinafornia newsletter, speaks to YCW about writing on China, U.S.-China cross-border investments, and going viral on Chinese social media.